Many people in the local community who have been bombarded by television images of the aftermath of Monday’s tornado in Oklahoma are feeling compelled to do something to help. As always, among the first on the scene to such a disaster is the American Red Cross which responds with shelters, food, water, medical supplies, and additional workers, supplies and equipment. Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods and other crises can make a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. People can donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. You can also learn more about the Red Cross from Local Chapter Director Jim Flower at 733-4049.